the front of the search line. Here’s how you do it.
Submitting Your Site to Google
To submit your site to the Google index, all you have to do is go to google.com/addurl. Enter the URL for your home page into the appropriate box (including the http://), add any comments you might have about your site, and then click the Add URL button. That’s it! Google will now add your site to the Googlebot crawl list, and your site will appear in appropriate search results.
Submitting your site to the Google index.
Note that you have to add only the top-level URL for your site; you don’t have to add URLs for any subsidiary pages. For example, if your home page is http://goyocash.blogspot.com/home, enter only http://goyocash.blogspot.com/. Googlebot will crawl the rest of your site once it finds the main URL.
Submitting Your Site to Yahoo!Submitting your website to Yahoo! is an equally simple process. Point your web browser to http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit/. Here you have the option of submitting the URL for a website or for a blog or website feed. You’ll probably use the former, although if your site has an RSS feed, you can achieve better ongoing results by submitting the URL of the feed instead.
Submitting your site to Yahoo!.
Taking the simple approach, all you have to do is enter your website’s URL into the Submit a Website or Webpage box; make sure you include the http:// prefix. After entering your URL, click the Submit URL button, and you’re done.
Submitting Your Site to Windows Live SearchGoogle and Yahoo! are just two of the big three search engines; you should also submit your site to Windows Live Search. Go to http://search.msn.com.sg/docs/submit.aspx and enter your entire site URL into the box (including the http://) and then click the Submit URL button. As with the Google and Yahoo! submission services, Live Search’s MSNBot crawler will be instructed to crawl your site and index all the internal pages linked from your home page.
Submitting your site to Windows Live Search.
Submitting to Other Search Engines and DirectoriesWhy stop at the big three? The web has a lot of other search engines and directories; even though none has the reach of Google, Yahoo!, or Live Search, they can still generate traffic to your site. The following table details how to submit to them.
|Search Engine/Directory||Main URL||How to Submit|
|AOL Search||search.aol.com||Submit via Google (www.google.com/addurl/).|
|Ask.com||www.ask.com||Does not accept site submissions.|
|Best of the Web||www.botw.org||Paid submittal at www.botw.org/helpcenter/submitcommercial.aspx.|
|Bing||www.bing.com||Submit at www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx|
|Gigablast||www.gigablast.com||Submit at www.gigablast.com/indexphp?subPage=addUrl&page=about&.|
|JoeAnt||www.joeant.com||Submit at www.joeant.com/suggest.html.|
|Open Directory||www.dmoz.org||Go to appropriate category page and click Suggest URL.|
|Wikia Search||search.wikia.com||Click the Add button on any relevant search results page.|
Using Website Submittal ServicesAs easy as this site submittal process is, some webmasters prefer to offload the task to a site submittal service. These services let you enter your URL once and then submit your site to multiple search engines and directories; they handle all the details required by each search engine. Given that many of these services are free, it’s not a bad way to go.
Some of the more popular site submittal services include these:
- 1 2 3 Submit Pro (websitesubmit.hypermart.net)
- AddMe! (www.addme.com)
- AddPro.com (www.addpro.com)
- SubmitExpress (www.submitexpress.com)
Increasing your search optimization is key to driving traffic to you blog or website, and the process couldn’t be easier. Good luck, and happy searching!